Authorities identify man found dead in Lake Martin

Authorities identify man found dead in Lake Martin
Authorities have released more information on a death investigation at Lake Martin. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Authorities have released more information on a death investigation at Lake Martin.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said 33-year-old Anthony Lee Thornton’s body was found in the lake near a residence on North Holiday Drive in Dadeville.

Authorities responded to the area around 1:25 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of an unresponsive person in the lake.

Thornton’s cause of death is pending an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff.

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